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Mosser and Su to Represent Hopkins at NCAAs

The Championship will be held from Friday-Saturday
The Championship will be held from Friday-Saturday
March 8, 2018

 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant
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BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s track & field team will have two athletes competing in this weekend’ s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be hosted by Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL from Friday, March 9-Saturday, March 10. This is the fifth time overall that JHU has gone to the indoor championships with its best finish coming in 2015 when the Blue Jays finished 13th.

Andrew Barnett was the lone representative for Hopkins in last year’s championships. He competed in two events during the weekend, capturing third in the pole vault and second in the heptathlon.

• Here is a look at the two athletes competing in this year’s championship:

LONG JUMP: The long jump finals will take place on Friday at 11 am. The event will feature 15 athletes with the top nine from the flight advancing to the finals.
Matthew Su (So.) – Su enters the event seeded 12th with a mark of 7.16m. Su achieved the career-best mark at the ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships as he won the event by .26m over the second-place finisher. The mark tied a conference record and broke the school record in the event. Su also claimed first-place in the long jump at the Centennial Conference Championships, Keogh Invitational and the Frank Colden Invitational.

HEPTATHLON: The heptathlon will be split over Friday and Saturday with the first event, the 60-meter dash, beginning at 10 am on Friday. Day one will also feature the shot put (12:30) and high jump (3 pm) events. Day two of the event will begin with the 60-meter hurdles at 10 am and will be followed by the pole vault at 10:50 am. The event will conclude with the 1,000-meter run at 1:50 pm.
Grant Mosser (Jr.) - Mosser enters the event seeded sixth with 4,987 points, which he achieved at the ECAC Indoor Championships. The point total was a new career-best for the junior, who finished fourth in the 60-meters, first in long jump, third in the shot put, first in the high jump, first in the 60-meter hurdles, first in the pole vault and first in the 1,000-meters. His marks in the long jump and high jump were also new personal-best marks. Mosser also earned victories in the heptathlon at the Centennial Conference Championships and Patriot Games this season.

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